Delusions of Grandeur

THE STRANGER | Michelle Lara Lin by Meagan Cignoli

Photographer: Meagan Cignoli

Everybody is watching me.

There is a large crowd in this room and they are all waiting for me…

THE STRANGER | Michelle Lara Lin by Meagan Cignoli

Because I have something special to offer this world.

THE STRANGER | Michelle Lara Lin by Meagan Cignoli

Something that nobody else can offer.

THE STRANGER | Michelle Lara Lin by Meagan Cignoli

I know all.

I have everything.

I can do anything.

I am everything they want to be.

THE STRANGER | Michelle Lara Lin by Meagan Cignoli

Those who don’t love me…

They are jealous of me.

THE STRANGER | Michelle Lara Lin by Meagan Cignoli

They wish they could be me.

So they try to attack me.

THE STRANGER | Michelle Lara Lin by Meagan Cignoli

There is a crowd of people in this room.

THE STRANGER | Michelle Lara Lin by Meagan Cignoli

They are all kneeling.

They are all waiting for me.

THE STRANGER | Michelle Lara Lin by Meagan Cignoli

They are pathetic.

Ignorant.

Idiotic.

Incompetent.

Imbeciles.

THE STRANGER | Michelle Lara Lin by Meagan Cignoli

But I will redeem them.

Because it is my duty.

Everybody in this room is worshipping me.

THE STRANGER | Michelle Lara Lin by Meagan Cignoli

Everybody is chanting my name.

My name is reverberating loudly throughout the room.

The world is celebrating my arrival…

THE STRANGER | Michelle Lara Lin by Meagan Cignoli

Because I was sent from above…

Because I am the chosen one…

THE STRANGER | Michelle Lara Lin by Meagan Cignoli

I am the savior.

Outfit

Yuna Yang dress (from her Fall/Winter 2013 Collection)
Lucite choker necklace by Possibility
Yves Saint Laurent heels

The concept was inspired by something I was reading about grandiose delusions. It was such an honor to shoot this with Meagan, I’ve been a huge fan of her work for too long. Felt surreal to finally create something with her. Thank you Erica for helping us out!

Breathtaking, the combination of writing and photography gives me chills! I’m in love with the shot of the stacked chairs arching over you. The wide shots are amazing!!!

  • Just stunning Michelle, one of my favourite photoshoots yet. I just checked out Meagan’s website, she is crazy talented.

  • Heyyy Michelle, thank you so much for this amazing setting for my necklace by possibility! What a stunning shoot, and such a great cast! You created an amazing mood, look fabulous as always, I love the story, the fashion, the story… and the photography of course is stunning! What an honor to have been able to contribute to this shoot with such a talented crew! Big warm thanks!!

  • by the way, Michelle, I love your poetic text along with the shoot too – such a strong story, very unique and creative! Combining poetry/prose with a photo shoot like that seems to give it an additional layer of depth and power. Intriguing!

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